Expect Quiet Spring from Rangers

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Two years ago, the quiet of the Texas Rangers' Arizona spring was interrupted by the revelation that the manager had tested positive for cocaine.

One year ago, it was the news that the rock of the franchise, Michael Young, had asked to be traded.

And this year?

Josh Hamilton's sobriety. Yu Darvish's international media entourage. Neftali Feliz's move from the bullpen.

Beyond that -- crickets.

Compared to the past two Februarys, it's going to be a dull spring.

Fun, because it's still the camp of the two-time defending American League champions. But dull, because few roster spots remain open for grabs this spring, and because manager Ron Washington probably already has his lineup cards filled out through August. Darvish will be the only...

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